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How to choose the right sink

How to choose the right sink

Choosing the right sink

 
Here at modernlivingdirect, we offer a fantastic range of kitchen sinks, including Franke. Sometimes it's difficult to know which one is the right choice for you.
Here is Franke's guide to choosing a sink

There are a number of considerations to take into account when choosing a sink. Not only should it accentuate the overall look and feel of your kitchen, but also there are installation and functionality options to take into account. Another vital element to consider is the way your sink physically fits into the heart of your kitchen.

 
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Inset

This classic method of installation involves your sink being installed from above into a pre-prepared hole in your worktop.

It gives you the widest range of sink shapes, sizes and styles to choose from, so you can be sure that there is an iset style sink to suit your kitchen.

 
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Undermount
 
Undermount
Undermount

Particularly pleasing when combined with granite, wood or solid surface worktops, undermount sinks allow for smooth, uninterrupted surfaces. Fitted underneath the work surface, it gives an edgeless finish that is easy to clean and is perfectly integrated into the kitchen environment

 
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Belfast
 
Belfast
Belfast

The quintessential choice for a stylish, hardworking kitchen, it’s no wonder that the Belfast sink is enjoying a renaissance. They are easy to clean, resistant to stains, provide a large washing bowl area and are an ecologically friendly choice.

 
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Bowl and Drainer configuration

After deciding on the style and material of your preferred sink, you should also take into consideration the cabinet width, along with your preferred bowl and drainer configuration.

Bowl Configuration

One core consideration is the format of the bowls. Whether you prefer the larger area of the single bowl or the versatility offered by the 1 & 1/2 bowl format, there are options to suit. See diagrams for more detailed information.

Cabinet size

Whatever the configuration, it is essential to check the cabinet size of your kitchen to ensure the sink will fit. Your sink bowl(s) is required to fit inside a single cabinet, so the cabinet size of each sink is indicated via a symbol, corresponding to the key found on the inside flap of this brochure.

Drainer Configuration

Once you have settled on a location for your sink, you can select from a number of drainer options for many styles. They include: LHD or RHD – This describes whether the drainer on the sink is found to the left or to the right of the main bowl.

REV – These reversible designs have a tap hole at the front and back, giving you the freedom to position the sink to provide either a left or right handed drainer.

LHSB & RHSB – For sinks without a drainer but with more than one bowl, this indicates which side the small bowl is positioned.

 
Single Bowl

Single Bowl

 
One and a half bowls

11/2 Bowl

 
Double Bowl

Double Bowl

 
Triple Bowl

Triple Bowl



Published on Tuesday, 20th January pm 1:57pm